The article was in the motoring section of the NZ Herald.Also had quite a bit on the Ford Aus losses and Jac Nasser's large pay packet as metioned on the thread here Ford slips a gear . Articles are pretty reliable in the nationwide paper.
Here's a section from the article.
"Part of the programme includes devolpment of a CTV stepless automatic transmission for both the six cylinder Raptor and a heavily revised 2003 Falcon.An all new 3.8 litre V6 will replace the Falcons long time straight six engine in 2005.The Raptors all wheel drive system is also being adapted for high performance versions of the Falcon sedan range, some of which will have a new 5.4 litre V8 to replace the exsisting 5.0 litre engine."
Provided this article is on the mark , that means it's a go doesn't it.?